Marc Storace: The King is Back

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Together with Krokus, the band he co-founded, he plays to sold-out venues across Europe and the US, even as pop queen Rihanna rocks his band t-shirt on stage. I interviewed Marc Storace ahead of his participation in this year’s edition of Rockestra. This interview first appeared on the August 2015 issue of Sunday Circle. He […]


Their journey through their eyes


This review was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section.  It’s all in the eyes. A cliche? Maybe, but it sure describes the essence of Darrin Zammit Lupi’s photography publication, Isle Landers. Eyes that look haunted, scared, relieved, excited… eyes that make us live a thousand lives. The lives of those who […]


Prompting involuntary memories

The entry of Charles Balzan’s art into the public consciousness couldn’t have been more successful with his winning entry for /ru:t/ leaving a definite mark. I interviewed him to find out more. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section.  When the winner of /ru:t/, a collective exhibition to commemorate the 10th […]


National Book Festival promises to be a ‘holistic cultural experience’


  This feature first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. International authors, a competition for debut writers, book launches, exhibitions, film and myriad other activities are set to transform this year’s edition of the recently-revamped National Book Festival into a holistic cultural experience that should get the most committed non-reader to rethink […]


VIVA ż-Żieme


Super excited this morning to see tons of people taking shots of Austin Camilleri’s sculpture for VIVA, Malta’s first contemporary art festival. Titled Żieme.  it will be officially launched, together with JP Azzopardi’s Power Exchange and Victor Agius’s Genesis, this weekend. You can view Żieme as you walk inside Valletta. Also, make sure you get […]


Xebgħa Nies, Xebgħa Coolness

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Coolness, yeah it’s not even a word real people use, I know. So, one of the benefits of working in Valletta is that during my lunch hour I get to do fun things. Such as visiting exhibitions, which is a great thing as I always manage to miss the openings. The one that has been […]


Areola Treat’s Walk into Nothing review

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An edited version of this review was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. If Björk, PJ Harvey and Siouxie Sioux were to have a love child (don’t ask, just go along with it) Walk into Nothing, the latest album from indie punksters Areola Treat, might be the result. There might also be some DNA […]


Let there be the Con


A tad later than usual, but here it is – my annual Malta Comic-Con post. It turned out to be a super stormy weekend this time round, which gave me happy memories of the very first edition of the Con, back in 2009 if I’m not mistaken.  At the time, I wasn’t yet really aware […]


Review: Two Heads and a City

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From the crazy kitsch to the downright thrashy, Nadine Noko’s exhibition, Two Heads and a City, brings Valletta to life. I have always been a fan of Nadine Noko’s intriguingly quirky designs. I approached her solo exhibition at The Splendid, however, with an extra dose of anticipation. As part of the title itself, Two Heads […]


Ritty Tacsum’s Four Rooms

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  Experimental photographer RITTY TACSUM is translating the essence of our humanity into a weird and wonderful visual journey in her upcoming project. Much as a house is made up of different rooms, so is our very being. This might be an overly-simplistic way to describe the concept behind experimental photographer Ritty Tacsum’s upcoming visual […]